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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
colon diverticulitis

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Description

Diverticulitis is a condition in which small pouches, called diverticula, form in the lining of the large intestine. These pouches can become inflamed or infected, leading to a condition known as diverticulitis. Symptoms of diverticulitis include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Treatment for diverticulitis typically involves antibiotics, a liquid diet, and rest. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the affected area of the intestine.

Synonyms
  • large intestine diverticulitis
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